Joseph Bullock Biography – Wiki
Joseph Bullock is identified as an Florida Highway Patrol trooper who was allegedly shot by a stranded motorist who was then shot by another passing officer on Wednesday, according to authorities.
We are heartbroken over the news of FHP Trooper Joseph Bullock. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. https://t.co/TLWxx4my1U
— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) February 5, 2020
He was 42 years old.
Joseph Bullock Career
The Floridan trooper had served nearly 19 years old with the Florida Highway Patrol, and he was said to be assigned to Troop L – Fort Pierce for his entire career. Moreover, he was also an Air Force Veteran.
Joseph Bullock Shot Dead By a Stranded Driver on Interstate
The shooting that resulted in the death of the 19-year veteran happened around 10:15 a.m. near Palm City, located 45 minutes north of West Palm Beach.
It is believed that he had been with the suspect for many minutes alongside Interstate 95 before the shooting when he died in the shooting.
According to Colonel Gene Spaulding, the agency’s commander, a passing police officer from Riviera Beach reportedly shot the suspect, whose name has not been released yet.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are mourning the loss of FHP Trooper Joseph Bullock. Video from .@MartinFLSheriff shows the procession escorting his body. Read the latest: https://t.co/d3smOk2yAa pic.twitter.com/YP3W6bMev8
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) February 6, 2020
“People don’t realize when you approach a car, even a disabled vehicle or a car on a traffic stop, you are worried about not only what is inside that car and what danger is waiting for you, you are also worried about the 80,000-pound tractor-trailers that are barreling down the highway behind you”, Spaulding continued.
Joseph Bullock Suspect Killer
Authorities have not identified the suspect who was reportedly shot by a passing police officer from Riviera Beach, which is about 30 miles from Palm City.
Officials denied to reply what the officer was doing in the area.
No detail regarding the shooting was released and the investigation is still under process.
Bullock is said to be the the 49th Florida trooper to die in the line of duty in the agency’s 80-year history.